Posted Oct 06, 2016 at 14:48 ·5 min read
Today’s top applicants are only a few clicks away from deciding whether or not they want to work with your company. If your Taleo or PeopleSoft applicant tracking sysem isn’t mobile-friendly, prospective talent will leave frustrated.
Patrick Benson, Chief Information Officer of ClubCorp shared at Human Resource Executive’s 18th Annual HR Technology Conference & Exposition that after ClubCorp moved to a mobile-friendly applicant tracking system, they experienced a “50 percent uptick in the number of applicants because of the native usability of the systems we implemented.” 
Surprisingly, though, few organizations have mobilized their applicant tracking system (ATS) or focused on enhancing its usability.
Only 19 percent of organizations have mobile-friendly career portals, and only 10 percent of Fortune 500 companies have the capabilities for mobile job applications today.  Bryon Abramowitz, director of New York-based multinational professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) highlights this by saying, “Having a web presence that is mobile-friendly will lead you into several different directions.” 
Choose your mobile approach wisely – some approaches are riskier than others!
However, Abramowitz also makes it clear that all companies looking into mobile recruiting understand the potential security risks. Network security company FireEye released a report that discovered that millions of native mobile apps are vulnerable to attacks. 
There are a multitude of reasons why so many native mobile applications pose security risks. Security experts are wary because native applications often have: insufficient encryption, unsecure data storage, poorly implemented authentication and connect to poorly protected application access servers.
The best way for your organization to stay safe and secure is by optimizing your current ATS to be intuitive and responsive instead of creating a potentially unsecure native mobile application.
Rather than creating a new application changes your organization’s security surface, InFlight Aura for Talent Acquisition creates an updated, mobile-friendly UI on top of your current ATS without touching the secure backend.
InFlight Aura for Talent Acquisition integrates the newest online tools and services that candidates expect
Candidates are using a wide range of consumer cloud applications, storage services and social networks as part of their career search. And they’d rather not apply to your jobs if your ATS doesn’t integrate with their preferred tools and expects them to copy and paste or re-enter their information.
With InFlight Aura for Talent Acquisition, organizations who are using PeopleSoft, Taleo or other aging systems can integrate with all the popular apps they are already using, such as:
- Google Drive
- And others
InFlight harvests information from applicants’ social network profiles or online documents to automatically populate application forms. In addition to delighting candidates with a more convenient and faster apply process, social network integration also enables candidates and recruiters to easily promote jobs to their personal and professional networks.
InFlight Aura for Talent Acquisition also helps organizations ensure their applicant tracking systems are compliant with the newest accessibility and OFCCP (Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs) regulations.
Want to learn more?
 The Growing Pains – and Pleasures – of Mobile Recruiting https://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/technology/articles/pages/making-hr-systems-mobile-friendly.aspx#sthash.pDQtdIFk.dpuf
 The Mobile Moment Has Passed: What Recruiters Need to Know https://www.shrm.org/hrdisciplines/staffingmanagement/articles/pages/mobile-recruiters-need-know.aspx#sthash.DokXBGkv.dpuf
 7 Reasons to Love Your ATS https://www.shrm.org/publications/hrmagazine/editorialcontent/2015/1015/pages/1015-applicant-tracking-systems.aspx